Friday, 17 October 2008

Sweets for my sweet

The Blackfingernail has found a sweetie shop full of nostalgia and those edible necklaces (above). The Sock is dedicating an entire post to this so we can all go down memory lane.

Here are some pressies the Sock found..

For Chris Beardshaw Oh no - they are out of stock already so perhaps one of these no, no definitely one of these I can remember eating them! Ugh!

For Pork Chop

I think this for James

And these for Matthew Wilson

For Fat Rascal to remind her of the homeland

For bubbly Emma

For VP you have done so well with the Open Garden you get these

And last one for Joe

I did think of a good one from the list for Wesley Kerr too but enough sweeties already.


Pork Chop said...

Oooh pink piggies - I want some - now!

Are there enough of those sweeties for Joe?

Pork Chop said...

This has really set me to reminiscing. Acid drops, rhubarb & custard lollies, fruit salad chews, rainbow kayli (sp?), bluebird toffees, sigh.

You can get the sour apple rings in Lidl, they do peach ones too.

(99p for 400g - bargain!)

Arabella Sock said...

I always liked fruit salad chews and flying saucers. They were all pretty rubbishy though when you look back.
I liked the stuff we made at home best, peppermint creams and peanut brittle.

Fat Rascal said...

I see that choccy cigarettes are now known as "candy sticks"

Sweet tobacco hasn't been renamed though -I suggest "Berryfields Number 3" -peat free, of course!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Very very Good Arabella.

The Black Finger Nail said...

If gardening bods did traditional sweeties then I'd be partial to Alys's Floral Gums.

Obviously I cannot mention Alys's Cherry Lips as they would be a bit below the belt!

Peter Seabrooke's Foam Bananas might also fall into that category....

So I'll leave you with the highly plausible & entirely wholesome image of Pippa Greenwood and her Sherbet Dibber Dabber.

VP said...

Oh what fun - I can see a whole new meme and reminiscence developing here!

You've chosen very well for me - I do enjoy sweets that blow your head off.

My best friend on the school bus was rather partial to Parma Violets - because the taste was so awful. Go figure.

Arabella Sock said...

I actually disliked the taste of Parma Violets but always wanted to have them. Something mysterious and
flower fairyish about them and such a lovely name.

intrepid_explorer said...

I have to confess a sneaky liking for Parma violet cashews. (Sorry but we all have our foibles) but what about Black Jacks. sherbet dib dabs, fruit salads liquorice bootlaces! And loads of these were bought for about 6d (2.5p now - help this makes me feel like an old **** which is rather out of the frame when one is clearly only 29 on a bad day)
I've just ha a thought - liquorice humbugs ... !

emmat said...

Are you sure you aren't implying that I"m a bit spaced out? I thank you kindly, but in real life, I would prefer Rosy Apples yum yum yum